A player recognizes a player. The legend of Korean track and field had been paying attention to the talent to become the next legend in Korean sports early on.
They are Jang Jae-geun, 61, the head of the national team, and Ahn Se-young, 21, the queen of badminton. Chief Jang was confident of Ahn Se-young’s Asian Games gold medal.
Ahn Se-young defeated Chen Yu-pei of China in the women’s singles final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at Binjiang Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China on the 7th. Set score 2-1 (21-18 17-21 21-8)_ won the championship. 슬롯머신
Ahn Se-young won her second gold medal in the competition until winning the women’s team event on the 1st. It is the first gold medal in 29 years since the 1994 Hiroshima Games in both women’s team and individual badminton.
Ahn Se-young became a two-time winner after Bang Soo-hyun at the time. Bang Ji-hyun made history at the 1996 Atlanta Games as the only Olympic singles gold medalist in Korean badminton history.
This year, Ahn Se-young is following Bang Soo-hyun one by one. It is the first time in 27 years that Ahn Se-young has won both the most prestigious all-English Open title and the world No. 1 singles title in 29 years since Bang Soo-hyun. In particular, Ahn Se-young became the first Korean to win the singles title at the World Championships. Bang Ji-hyun reached the final of the 1993 World Championship, but did not win the title.
Chief Jang was expecting Ahn Se-young’s strong performance in the Asian Games, enough to be a legend. Chief Jang, who watched Ahn Se-young’s training at Jincheon National Training Center in North Chungcheong Province, met with reporters on the 7th and said, “When I saw Ahn Se-young, he trained really hard from dawn to morning and afternoon.”
In particular, the individual training that lasted until late at night was impressive. Chief Jang said, “Ahn Se-young came out alone at night and trained to adjust his form,” stressing, “But it continued even after he became the world’s No. 1.”
Chief Jang said, “I’ve been a player, but it’s not easy to do individual training after team training, but Ahn Se-young came out and warmed up even though he was the best in the world.” He then said, “I think you’re enjoying it a lot while listening to music with wireless earphones on.”
Ahn Se-young’s parents, Ahn Jung-hyun (54) and Lee Hyun-hee (48), also said their daughter is a great effort type. Ahn and his wife, who are supporting their daughter there, met with reporters and said, “Se-young is not a genius, but a player who really tries,” and emphasized, “It’s not easy to exercise every day, but the biggest advantage is to train, saying let’s keep our promises and try.”
In this competition, Ahn Se-young also had a lot of physical burden from team and individual competitions, but she was able to overcome it. Ahn Se-young has shown confidence, saying, “I’ve been training hard early in the morning, but it’s okay.”
There were a lot of violent movements, so there was pain in the knee, but I overcame it. Kim Bo-young, head of the medical department at the athletes’ village of the Korea Sports Association, said, “I receive drinks from trainers every day not only in the athletes’ village but also in the local area,” adding, “He is a really thorough player in self-care.” “I really enjoy the game because my physical strength improves and I take good care of it,” he said with a happy expression.
Jang is a legend who won two consecutive men’s 200 meters in track and field in New Delhi in 1982 and Seoul Asian Games in 1986. Chief Jang said, “All of the badminton national teams have played a harsh schedule, including physical training,” and raised his thumb, “It is natural that Ahn Se-young, who has trained harder, has a good performance.” A legend recognizes a legend.